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2/12/12 10:40 P

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My mama had a Lhasa who had separation issues when she went to the nursing home. This is a true story. The vet gave him a script for some anti anxiety pills. I took it to the nearest pharmacy to be filled. The girl behind the counter asked me how old he was. I said about 5. She asked if he had insurance and I told her no. She returned about five minutes later with the pills and said, "Did you know this was for a dog?!?!?!" I told her yes, yes I did. She wasn't very happy so I think the other employees had teased her. Buddy only had to take these for a month and then he was fine. He even decided I'd be ok to feed him and even play with him. He also made it abundantly clear that he had to have rides and get treats.

Your vet will know what's best. Follow those instructions and I'm sure all with be fine. As was mentioned, he needs to have that socialization now. Good luck.


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2/9/12 7:03 P

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Medication using anti-anxiety drugs such as Reconcile, may help him. Without proper early socialization these behaviors can be very difficult to eliminate. There is possible room for improvement, and I wouldn't give up working with him.

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2/9/12 6:35 P

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No, sorry I can't help at all. I've been lucky. I try and keep mine socialized from the very beginning and am lucky- I have lots of people coming and going with the piano lessons. Mostly lots of kids who are happy to help. LOL. But this sort of thing is tough. Wish I could help you.

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2/9/12 6:33 P

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I am sure the vet will give you sound reasoning as to the pros and cons with respect to the use of such a med with your pet. Be sure to take a notebook with you with questions for him/her. Good luck.

2/9/12 6:19 P

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I am taking Howie to the vet on Wednesday to check on anxiety meds for him, he is completely afraid of people. He has been in my home for six months and I have been working with him but nothing helps. Drugs are not my first choice, I just don't know what else to do. Does anyone medicate their pet? Any problems/ advice?

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